How to update the Xbox One Controller in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Microsoft introduced great cross-platform abilities with Windows 10. Users of Redmond’s latest operating system are able to, besides regular apps and accessories for Windows 10, use apps and accessories from other platforms as well.

One of the peripherals you can use on Windows 10 is the Xbox One controller. Since the introduction of the Anniversary Update and the Xbox One Elite Controller, users are able to play games on Windows 10 PCs using their Xbox One gamepads, allows them to use only the controller for the entire gaming ecosystem.

That’s not all: Besides the ability to play games on Windows 10 using the Xbox One controller, users can also update it on their PCs. Of course, the Xbox One controller is automatically updated when plugged into the Xbox One, but if for some reason you aren’t able to connect it to the console, you can use the alternative way and update it in Windows 10.

To update your Xbox One controller in Windows 10, you need to connect it using a USB cable and check for updates. Keep in mind that you need to be on the Anniversary Update to be able to do this, so if you haven’t updated your system yet, now’s the right time. Also, the process can be performed only when your Xbox One Controller is connected to Windows 10 with a USB cable: Updating via Bluetooth is not supported.

Update the Xbox One Controller in Windows 10

  1.  Go to the Windows Store, and download the app called Xbox Accessories.
  2. Launch the Xbox Accessories app.
  3. Connect your Xbox One Wireless Controller by using a USB cable or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.
  4. When the controller is connected, you’ll see the message “Update Required” if an update is mandatory. Just accept the terms, and install the update.
  5. Wait for the update to be installed

You can also check for updates by going to the Xbox Accessories app > Device info.

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